YouTube was banned in Turkey


Someone posted an audio recording to prove that senior Turkish officials discussed about how to create a pretext for waging war on Syria. The Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed that the leak was authentic and asked rhetorically: “Who are you serving by doing audio surveillance of such an important meeting ?”
The audio recording made public seems to identify as speaking persons the foreign minister of Turkey, an intelligence chief and an undersecretary of foreign affairs. The pretended location of the conversation should be in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On the recorded sequence shows how some really sensitive topics were discussed: the possibility of sending military units into Syria to fire missiles at Turkey and to use that as a pretext to attack.
The previous ban imposed to Twitter was stopped by a court in Turkey’s capital a day ago but it could be weeks before the order takes effect. It’s supposed that things will be similar for the YouTube ban. The Prime Minister Erdogan frequently expressed his dislike of social media sites. A law passed last month allows Turkish authorities to ban media without a court decision and force the Internet providers to make available to investigators the user’s activities data for two years.
This new story, about the YouTube ban, could affect the results of the elections for local offices.


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